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'Reine des Violettes' rose Description
'Reine des Violettes (hybrid perpetual, Mille-Mallet 1860)' rose photo
Photo courtesy of Henrique Rodrigues Vivián
Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
122 favorite votes.  
Average rating: EXCELLENT-.  
ARS:
Mauve or mauve blend Hybrid Perpetual.
Registration name: Reine des Violettes
Origin:
Bred by Mille-Mallet (France, 1860).
Class:
Hybrid Perpetual.  
Bloom:
Violet, lighter center.  Strong fragrance.  50 to 75 petals.  Average diameter 4.25".  Very large, very full (41+ petals), cupped, quartered, reflexed bloom form.  Blooms in flushes throughout the season.  
Habit:
Arching.  
Height of 4' to 8' (120 to 245 cm).  Width of 3' to 6' (90 to 185 cm).
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Shade tolerant.  Remove spent blooms to encourage re-bloom.  Feed this rose well.  Requires good cultivation if it is to perform its best.  
Notes:
Meg Peterson says this rose will do well in a partially shaded location.
It is thornless.
 
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